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IPCG Owners


Nichole L.Harris,  LPCC-S
Owner/ Chief Clinical Officer (CCO)

Nichole L. Harris, LPCC-S has worked exclusively in the helping profession

since 1992 when she decided to become a Psychology major while attending

The Ohio State University. She received her Master’s degree from Georgia

School of Professional Psychology with a specialty in Counseling.


Nichole has experience in working with at risk youth, families who have experienced

domestic violence, children who have been the victims of abuse and neglect,

and adults in transition. Nichole has been afforded the opportunity to work

with children, adolescents, individuals and families in many different settings

such as shelters, residential treatment, hospitals, community mental health

and private practice.  Her passion for the last 10 years has been Maternal Depression, Maternal Child Health and supporting

women during their birth journey. Currently Nichole is working on her Birth and Post-Partum Doula Certification through ROOTT and is now a full spectrum Doula Apprentice. She is also Co-Owner of IPCG with roles as

Clinical Supervisor and Managing Partner.


Amber Crosby,  LPCC-S
Owner/ Chief Operational Officer (COO)

Amber D. Crosby, LPCC-S, is a mental health clinician with a specialty in working with marriage, couples, family. Amber graduated from Mississippi University for Women with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master's of Science in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling at Walden University.  Amber has earned experience in community mental health working with children, adolescents, and families as a Home-based Clinician and in hospital settings with individuals diagnosed with chronic mental illness and addiction as a Partial Hospitalization Program Therapist. Amber is currently working as a Case Manager on the Maternal Child Health team at Molina Healthcare to help provide support and resources to pregnant mothers suffering from mental health and substance abuse issues to decrease infant and maternal mortality. She acts as Site Supervisor and Operations Manager at IPCG.

In Amber's approach to therapy, she works with her clients to be able to understand how past learning often shapes present decision-making and behaviors. By addressing the trauma (no matter how big or small) from our past, we are able to learn new and healthy ways to live in the present.  Amber empowers her clients to recognize their potential despite their past or obstacles.  She believes that everyone possesses the necessary tools needed to navigate through life's trials and works with her clients in discovering what those tools are and how to use them.  Amber works collaboratively to form unique approaches to improve quality of life in order for clients become the best versions of themselves. 


Sherry H. Barbour, IMFT
Owner/Chief Financial 
Officer (CFO)

Sherry H. Barbour, M.A., IMFT, earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, both from Amridge University in Montgomery, Alabama. Sherry an Educator at Harambee Christian School and is also a Co-Owner of  IPCG serving as Communications & Training Manager. Sherry uses a systemic view of all presenting problems, understanding that although life can cause someone to feel alone, there is always hope. She believes that finding the hope helps to discover a future. She desires to assist a client(s) take a journey into their past and understand how it affects their present thinking and being. 


When deciding to seek counseling, finding just the right person to take on the personal journey is important. Whether seeking help with communicating with a spouse, young children, teenagers, adult children, or extended family members, understanding how to cope with the loss of a loved one, dealing with past or present trauma, substance abuse, pre-marital, or marriage counseling, depression, or anxiety; choosing a therapist who has committed her life to helping you realize your goals makes the journey one of personal satisfaction and accomplishment. A committed and dedicated therapist helps you to see your unrealized strengths.

If you find yourself stuck in a never-ending cycle, coming back to the same place, over and over again, consider that staying healthy and growing includes your mental health.


Our Story

Live Your Life On Purpose

The conceptualization of Inspiring Purpose Counseling Group (IPCG) began in June of 2018 when Nichole Harris was contacted by three former interns who were interested in creating a unique counseling practice in the Columbus, OH area. Having worked with each other in the past, the four clinicians believed that their collective purposes aligned and conceived the vision to transition Inspiring Purpose Counseling, LLC into Inspiring Purpose Counseling Group, LLC.  They wanted to create a space where all clients can be inspired and safe to explore their mental health and in doing so, find their healing and purpose. 

IPCG has grown to having a total of 10 clinicians and is proud to be the only all female, all Black-owned private counseling practice in the city and surrounding areas. This journey that they affectionately call "divinely purposed" continues to reach new heights as they work to break the stigmas of mental health to facilitate hope and lasting positive change.

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